Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Objective

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.)

We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers. We are a hands on competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top scripts beyond the cash and prizes. No other competition in the world does that.

We are proud to present the competition with Write Brothers, a company that not only provides the necessary tools for writing but is an advocate and true supporter of emerging writers. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/27/2020

Notification: August 17, 2020

Rules

This competition is open to any writer, 18 or older without produced feature film credits. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners' names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.

  1. Any script from any genre will be considered.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
  3. Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
  5. Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with the WGA or copyrighting your material with the Library of Congress.
  6. Entry must be accompanied by the following:
    a. completed official entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
    b. the appropriate entry fee
    c. completed original feature screenplay

Awards

Awards for FEATURES competition:

First Place Winner

  • $10,000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • Admission to Robert McKee Story Seminar in New York or Los Angeles
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • 5 CoverFly tokens for peer feedback on your script
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Second Place Winner

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • 5 CoverFly tokens for peer feedback on your script
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Third Place Winner

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • 5 CoverFly tokens for peer feedback on your script
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

10 Runners-Up

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

All 30 Finalists

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Receive Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Writer’s Dreamkit from Write Brothers
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

Awards for SHORTS competition:
  • 1st Place Prize - $2000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 2nd Place Prize
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3rd Place Prize
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 5 Finalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 8 Semifinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 15 Quarterfinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network

Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 304    
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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 304    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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Scriptapalooza Names Short Screenplay Contest Winner

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Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Producer Requests

[Updated: 01/10/2017]

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[Updated: 11/03/2016]

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Scriptapalooza Names Quarterfinalists

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Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

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Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

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Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

[Updated: 07/29/2011]

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Scriptapalooza Reports Script Requests

[Updated: 02/10/2011]

Seven more producers request material from Scriptapalooza

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Scriptapalooza Interviews Feature Contest Winners

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Scriptapalooza Announces Grand Prize Winner

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Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

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Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2010 Screenwriting Contest semfinalists. [Updated: 08/05/2010]

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their quarterfinalists for 2010. [Updated: 07/23/2010]

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Scriptapalooza Interviews 1st Place Winner John Todd

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Scriptapalooza 1st Place Winner Optioned by The Ladd Company

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Scriptapalooza Announces 2009 Contest Winner

John Todd's Madam I'm Adam has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/19/2009]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Finalists

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Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

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Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

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Scriptapalooza 2005 1st Place Winner sells movie at Cannes

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Scriptapalooza featured in BusinessWeek Magazine

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Scriptapalooza Semifinalist interviewed in Arizona Newspaper

Brian Hill, a 2008 Scriptapalooza semifinalist, who wrote DOG MAGIC has been interviewed by the Arizona Republic. [Updated: 02/24/2009]

Scriptapalooza Runner-Up Interviewed by Champaign News-Gazette

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Scriptapalooza Past Winners Optioned and Produced

Several former Scriptapalooza winners and runners-ups have had scripts optioned in recent months. [Updated: 11/25/2008]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2008 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza interviews 1st Place winner Matt Umbarger, 2nd Place winners Damian Lahey and Ian Ogden, and 3rd Place winner Heather Regnier. [Updated: 10/27/2008]

Scriptapalooza Announces Winner

Scriptapalooza has announced Matt Umbarger's The Terminals as the First Place winner of their 2008 Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/18/2008]

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 30 top finalists for 2008. [Updated: 08/13/2008]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has announced their 2008 Semifinalists. [Updated: 08/04/2008]

Scriptapalooza Announces 2008 Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2008 Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists. [Updated: 07/30/2008]

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist Set to Make Film with Glenn Close

"I sent the script to Glenn, who had just moved to Maine and for whom I had written a small part," Scriptapalooza semifinalist and Maine resident Ben Monaghan recalls via an e-mail interview with FilmStew. "Six months later, I got a call from Glenn out of the blue. She loved it and wanted to meet that afternoon, which we did. You can only imagine how surreal that was." [Updated: 03/13/2008]

Over 100 producers, agents and managers involved with Scriptapalooza

Scriptapalooza is proud to announce that over 100 producers, managers and agents are onboard to read every script that comes in for the 10th Annual Competition. [Updated: 03/05/2008]

Shot at stardom

Newspaper interviews Scriptapalooza semifinalist. [Updated: 01/16/2008]

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist set for non-Profit Production through IFP

Scriptapalooza interviews Eric D. Howell, a Scriptapalooza seminfinalist for Ana's Playground, who has decided to shoot his film not-for-profit with IFP. [Updated: 12/14/2007]

Scriptapalooza 2003 Semifinalist's movie airs on Lifetime Network

Queen Sized set to air on Lifetime Television January 5, 2008. [Updated: 10/31/2007]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2007 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza interviews 1st Place winners Brian Price & Samuel W. Gailey, 2nd Place winner Matt Billingsly, and 3rd Place winner Paul Chepikian. [Updated: 09/08/2007]

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Announces Winners

Brian Price & Samuel W. Gailey of Los Angeles have captured the $10,000 1st Place Prize in the 9th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/15/2007]

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their top 30 finalists for 2007. [Updated: 08/13/2007]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their semifinalists for 2007. [Updated: 08/06/2007]

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2007 Quarterfinalists. [Updated: 07/31/2007]

Scriptapalooza 1st Place Winner Optioned

Scriptapalooza's 2006 1st place winner, CAN'T LIVE WITH 'EM by Chris Pentzell has been optioned by Bullet Heart Productions. [Updated: 05/03/2007]

Scriptapalooza Winning Script In Production with Porchlight Entertainment & Lifetime Network

“The credit of being an award winner of Scriptapalooza got the script in the door to the ‘readers’ – first line of defense for Hollywood,” says Craig Clyde, “I wouldn't have gotten it read by Joe Broido at Porchlight without the Scriptapalooza connection!” [Updated: 02/22/2007]

Writers Guild of Canada Endorses Scriptapalooza

Rebecca Schecter, President of the Writers’ Guild of Canada officially announced that the Guild will support Scriptapalooza. [Updated: 01/14/2007]

Scriptapalooza mentioned on CNN

Scriptapalooza has scored a mention on CNN.com's Entertainment Buzz stories. [Updated: 09/08/2006]

Scriptapalooza Interviews $10,000 First Place Winner Chris Pentzell

Scriptapalooza interviews writer Chris Pentzell, whose script Can't Live With 'Em was the $10,000 first place winner in the 2006 Scriptapalooza competition. [Updated: 09/02/2006]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place winner Steve Oppenheimer

Scriptapalooza interviews writer Steve Oppenheimer, whose script The Patriot Act finished 2nd in the 2006 Scriptapalooza competition. [Updated: 09/01/2006]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd place winner Keli Rowley

Scriptapalooza interviews writer Keli Rowley, whose script Danny LongLegs finished 3rd in the 2006 Scriptapalloza competition. [Updated: 09/01/2006]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winners

Chris Pentzell's Can’t Live With ‘Em has been named the winner of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/15/2006]

Scriptapalooza Announces Top 30

Scriptapalooza has announced the top 30 Finalists of their screenplay competition. [Updated: 08/10/2006]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their screenwriting contest semifinalists from among 3600 total entries. [Updated: 07/31/2006]

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced 336 quarterfinalists from among 3600 total entries. [Updated: 07/29/2006]

Scriptapalooza Finalists Optioned

Several Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition finalists have been optioned. [Updated: 12/05/2005]

2004 Contest Winner Hired to Rewrite Script for DisneyToon Studios

Patrick Andrew O'Connor, the first place winner of the 6th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition was hired by DisneyToon Studios to rewrite one of their major upcoming animated movies. [Updated: 10/12/2005]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 1st Place Winner Rawle Brown

Scriptapalooza interviews their 2005 first place winner, Rawle Brown. [Updated: 09/09/2005]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Winners MJ Anderson & Richard Rossner

Scriptapalooza interviews their 2005 second place winners, MJ Anderson & Richard Rossner. [Updated: 09/09/2005]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd Place Winner Margaret Dunlap

Scriptapalooza interviews their 2005 third place winner, Margaret Dunlap. [Updated: 09/09/2005]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has announced Rawle Brown's Limping Jokers as their Grand Prize Winner. [Updated: 08/15/2005]

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their top 30 finalists for 2005. [Updated: 08/12/2005]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the semifinalists for their 2005 screenwriting competition. [Updated: 08/07/2005]

Scriptapalooza Announces 2005 Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2005 Screenplay Contest quarterfinalists. [Updated: 07/29/2005]

ProdCos Request Scriptapalooza Finalists & Semifinalists

Since announcing the winners of the 2004 Screenplay Competition, Scriptapalooza has had many requests for the semifinalist and finalist scripts, [Updated: 10/04/2004]

Scriptapalooza Opens Competition for Entries

Scriptapalooza opens 7th Annual Screenplay Competition. [Updated: 09/21/2004]

Scriptapalooza Interviews Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza Interviews Contest Winners Patrick O'Connor, Oliver & Clark McCutchen, and Robert Gelber. [Updated: 08/24/2004]

Scriptapalooza 3rd Place Winner Sells to Level 1 Entertainment

Patrick Andrew O'Connor has captured the $10,000 1st place prize in the 6th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. His swash buckling Romance/Adventure script, "Don Juan", floated to the top of the competition with it's great characters, hilarious story and fun dialogue. The contest's third place finisher, meanwhile, has sold to Level 1 Entertainment after being discovered during the judging process by Colin O'Reilly. [Updated: 08/19/2004]

Contest Winner Scores Script Sale Through Scriptapalooza

First-time writer Robert Gelber has scored a low- against mid-six figure script sale for his comedy How to Win Back Your High School Sweetheart. [Updated: 08/17/2004]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Results

Patrick Andrew O'Connor's DON JUAN has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/16/2004]

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 30 screenwriting contest finalists. [Updated: 08/09/2004]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their screenwriting contest semifinalists. [Updated: 08/07/2004]

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2004 screenwriting contest quarterfinalists. [Updated: 07/31/2004]

Scriptapalooza Interviews Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee

Mark Andrushko, President of Scriptapalooza interviews Screenwriting Guru, Mr. Robert McKee. Like a good screenplay his answers will hook, hold and payoff. [Updated: 04/29/2004]

Scriptapalooza Attracts Producers and Literary Agents

More producers and literary agencies are coming onboard to participate in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting competition. [Updated: 03/18/2004]

Creative Screenwriting interviews Scriptapalooza

Scriptapalooza President Mark Andrushko is interviewed by Patricia B. Smith in the new issue of Creative Screenwriting. [Updated: 03/15/2004]

MovieMaker Magazine Interviews Scriptapalooza Founder

The transition from producer to entrepreneur is a logical one—particularly when you’ve heard one too many complaints that there “are no good scripts.” For producer-turned-screenwriting-guru Mark Andrushko, that’s exactly what prompted him to co-found the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition with Genevieve Cibor in 1998. [Updated: 01/30/2004]

Scriptapalooza Agency Update

Scriptapalooza has announced that the United Talent Agency has come onboard to read TV scripts, while The Metropolitan Literary Agency has signed a runner-up from last year, Billy Bones, written by Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum. [Updated: 12/10/2003]

Scriptapalooza Announces Support from Writers Guild of America, west

"The Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition recognizes the value of cultivating the talent of emerging writers," according to Victoria Riskin, president of the Writers Guild of America, west. [Updated: 10/09/2003]

Scriptapalooza Promotes Contest Winners

Since announcing results on August 15th, Scriptapalooza has been busy promoting their contest winners to the industry. [Updated: 10/01/2003]

Scriptapalooza Interviews $10,000 Grand Prize Winner Howard Skora

Scriptapalooza Interviews Howard Skora, who won their $10,000 Grand Prize for his script RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. [Updated: 09/16/2003]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd Place Winner Theresa Shaw

Scriptapalooza interviews this year's 3rd Place winner Theresa Shaw about her script, Dining with Dinah. [Updated: 09/15/2003]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Winner Robert C. Fleet

Scriptapalooza interviews Robert C. Fleet, who won 2nd Place this year for his screenplay, THE CONSPIRACY. [Updated: 09/15/2003]

Scriptapalooza Opens 4th Annual TV Writing Competition

Scriptapalooza TV, has grown in reputation and stature over the last three years with several of its past winners gaining access to top television production companies and literary representatives. [Updated: 08/31/2003]

Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition announces its $10,000 Winner and Runners Up

Scriptapalooza announces that “Reckless Endangerment” from Venice Beach, CA writer Howard Skora is the 1st Place Prize winner of their 5th Annual Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/18/2003]

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Winners

Scriptapalooza has announced Howard Skora as their Grand Prize Winner for his script, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. [Updated: 08/16/2003]

Scriptapalooza Announces Top 30 Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the top 30 scripts in their screenwriting competition. [Updated: 08/10/2003]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 126 contests semifinalists. [Updated: 08/08/2003]

Scriptapalooza Entrants Contacted by Judges

Several Scriptapalooza entrants have been contacted during the judging process. Contest Winners will be announced August 15th. [Updated: 07/08/2003]

WSRadio.com Interviews Scriptapalooza President Mark Andrushko

Listen to the interview on your computer. WSRadio interviews Mark Andrushko, President of Scriptapalooza He talks about the competition, who's involved and much more. [Updated: 02/18/2003]

Scriptapalooza Interviews ... Scriptapalooza

Scriptapalooza asks and answers six tough questions. [Updated: 10/04/2002]

Scriptapalooza Interview $10,000 Winner Chris Carlyle

Scriptapalooza interviews Chris Carlyle, whose script THE TRIAL OF ALEX LORD was named the winner of the recent Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 09/10/2002]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Winner, Mark Pearson

Scriptapalooza interviews Mark Pearson, whose script STANDING IN was named the 2nd place winner in the recent Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition. [Updated: 09/09/2002]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd Place Winner, Sean Buk

Scriptapalooza interviews Sean Buck, who's script Love at First Sight or Your Love is Kicking My Ass was named the 3rd place winner of their recent screenplay contest. [Updated: 09/09/2002]

Scriptapalooza News Update

Scriptapalooza has announced requests for scripts from various agents and production companies. Other projects are in various stages of development. [Updated: 08/31/2002]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winner

Christopher V. Carlyle's THE TRIAL OF ALEX LORD has been named the winner of the Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition. [Updated: 08/15/2002]

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 30 finalists. The winner will be announced August 15th. [Updated: 08/02/2002]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their contest semifinalists. [Updated: 07/16/2002]

Scriptapalooza Announces New Coverage Service

Scriptapalooza, sponsors of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting and Scriptapalooza TV writing contests, is now offering a new coverage service. [Updated: 06/04/2002]

Scriptapalooza extends FINAL DEADLINE to May 7th

[Updated: 04/16/2002]

Scriptapalooza Announces New Contest Participants

[Updated: 03/25/2002]

Independent, Film and Video Monthly features Scriptapalooza

[Updated: 01/10/2002]

Scriptapalooza Finalist 'Bedbugs' Optioned by bon Mar Entertainment

BedBugs, by Colin Costello, a Scriptapalooza 2001 Finalist, was optioned by bon Mar Entertainment with a purchase price of low six figures. [Updated: 09/19/2001]

Scriptapalooza Interviews Third Place Winner Patti Wall

Wall's script Bogey Size It captured Scriptapalooza's $2,000 third place award. [Updated: 08/23/2001]

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Mike Cunningham

Cunningham's script Swing Vote captured Scriptapalooza's $3,000 second place award. [Updated: 08/23/2001]

Scriptapalooza Interviews First Place Winner Rett Thompson

Thompson's script Ted Inc. was the winner of the recent $25,000 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. [Updated: 08/23/2001]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winner

Ted Inc. by Rett Thompson captures the $25,000 top prize. [Updated: 08/14/2001]

Scriptapalooza Announces 30 Semifinalists

$25,000 grand prize will be announced August 15th. [Updated: 08/02/2001]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the semi-finalists that will continue on to the next round. Out of 2300 scripts received, 90 writers were named semi-finalists. [Updated: 07/15/2001]

Scriptapalooza Tallies 2300 Entries

The Screenplay.com and Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition has received just over 2300 entries. [Updated: 05/09/2001]

Scriptapalooza 2nd Place Winner Andrea Bailey Featured in Entertainment Weekly

[Updated: 03/15/2001]

Entertainment Weekly Magazine features Scriptapalooza

[Updated: 11/07/2000]

Screenplay Systems Partners With Scriptapalooza to Announce $25,000 Grand Prize Screenwriting Competition

[Updated: 09/14/2000]

Scriptapalooza Finalists Sign Development Deals with Klasky-Csupo

[Updated: 09/06/2000]

Screenplay.com Interview with Scriptapalooza's Mark Andrushko

[Updated: 09/06/2000]

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winners

[Updated: 08/15/2000]

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

[Updated: 08/01/2000]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

[Updated: 07/15/2000]

Scriptapalooza Update

[Updated: 03/18/2000]

Four More Companies Join Scriptapalooza

[Updated: 03/04/2000]

Bender-Spink Signs Scriptapalooza Finalist

[Updated: 02/16/2000]

Scriptapalooza Promotes Contest Winners

[Updated: 01/16/2000]

Marc Platt Productions Requests Scriptapalooza Winner

[Updated: 12/04/1999]

Scriptapalooza Increases Prize Money

[Updated: 11/24/1999]

United Talent Agency Wants Scriptapalooza Winners

[Updated: 11/20/1999]

Adam Fields Productions Enamored by Scriptapalooza Winner

[Updated: 11/17/1999]

InTheBiz.Net Interviews Scriptapalooza President

[Updated: 11/07/1999]

PLus Films requests Scriptapalooza's Winners

[Updated: 10/20/1999]

Screen Writer Studio sponsors Scriptapalooza 2000

[Updated: 10/08/1999]

Final Draft again sponsors Scriptapalooza

[Updated: 09/27/1999]

Smith Entertainment contacts Scriptapalooza's Runners-up

[Updated: 09/03/1999]

Scriptapalooza Announces 2000 Screenplay Competition

[Updated: 08/29/1999]

Licht-Mueller Contacts Scriptapalooza Contest Winner

[Updated: 08/29/1999]

Scriptapalooza Announces Winners

[Updated: 08/14/1999]

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

[Updated: 08/03/1999]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

[Updated: 07/15/1999]

Production Companies to Review Scriptapalooza Winners

[Updated: 03/24/1999]

Scriptapalooza Announces Official Sponsor

[Updated: 02/10/1999]

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teddy Adams

An interview with screenwriter Teddy Adams regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 09/30/2011]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mike B Jones

An interview with screenwriter Mike B Jones regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 09/27/2011]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brien Kelly

An interview with screenwriter Brien Kelly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 01/07/2011]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Heather Regnier

An interview with screenwriter Heather Regnier regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 01/27/2009]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Matt Billingsly

An interview with screenwriter Matt Billingsly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 03/27/2008]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Paul Chepikian

An interview with screenwriter Paul Chepikian regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 03/19/2008]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Price

An interview with screenwriter Brian Price regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 03/19/2008]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor

An interview with screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 09/19/2005]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Sean McElhiney

An interview with screenwriter Sean McElhiney regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition. [Updated: 04/15/2005]

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